Among the Churches

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New Plymouth, New Zealand (Society).— In 1919 a few students of Christian Science formed the nucleus of a Christian Science Society in New Plymouth by meeting at a private residence on Wednesdays and Sundays to read the Lesson-Sermons. Later, a suitable room was secured; but in a couple of years it became evident that the room would soon be too small. As no larger room could be obtained, it was decided to buy a site and build a church edifice. This was done; and at seven o'clock in the morning, Nov. 2, 1923, a service was held and the corner stone laid. In accordance with the Church Manual (p. 60) there was "no large gathering of people nor display." The edifice stands as one of the outward symbols of the permanent establishment of Christian Science in this town. Its mission, like that of all Christian Science churches, is to aid in saving and healing the world from sin and sickness by following in the footsteps of our Master, Christ Jesus. We trust that every member of this church will daily strive to demonstrate the real significance of the word "church" as given in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 583).— Taranaki Herald.

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March 15, 1924

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